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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:07 pm 
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Hi Dinkybird

Did you have any good sightings of cheetah at MZNP? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:53 pm 
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Bartman wrote:
Did you have any good sightings of cheetah at MZNP? :hmz:

None at all :( but we did try. It seems some were sighted at the same place every few days, but I was not that lucky. Nor rhino, nor buffalo like lucky you had. But we still had an awesome time and the park is really special 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Thanks for the reply Dinkybird. Sorry to hear you did not see the big 3 :( We might be heading back there over the weekend AGAIN!! :mrgreen:

We seem to have been bitten by this strange bug.... just can't stay away from these beautiful animals and scenery.


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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I can understand that! Just prepare for cold. Last Friday the early morn temp was 2 degrees and on Saturday morning we had frost on the grass and ice on all the windows etc (we camped).

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
Unread postPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:28 pm 
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Just got back from another fantastic weekend trip to MZNP. We found mom cheetah with her 4 cubs. They had just killed a baby kudu and were eating close to the road. :clap: :clap:

A vet is down from KNP. We had to inform rest camp about the sighting as she has the task of finding and collaring all 29 cheetah in the park. Apparently the cheetah are doing so well in MZNP that they may need to relocate some as the park should only have 7!!

This was the first sighting of the weekend and the first one the vet had seen. They proceeded to try and dart all 5 and fit collars.

Will post some photo's once dowloaded.


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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So here we have the 4 cubs with blood dripping from their mouths.. mmm tasty kudu for lunch. The vet said they are about 5/6 months old.

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and here is mom.

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and from our previous trip a blackie and baby blackie

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Thanx Bartman! Great sighting! :clap: :thumbs_up:
Where did you see the cheetahs this time?

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Great stuff! Amazing to hear how well the cheetah are doing!
Will have to plan another great trek to MZNP some time (and hopefully include Addo)

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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These guys were sitting next to the main road between the last speedbump and the entance to the new 4x4 loop. They were about 20m from the road.


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
Unread postPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 8:32 pm 
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Hi Bartman

Thanks for the good news about the cheetahs in MZNP -- 29 is an amazing number after only a few years in this park! I am sorry they will be collaring ALL of them -- quite difficult to get a decent pic of a cheetah when it looks like a zoo animal, collar and all (check them in Kgalagadi -- beautiful, but look uncomfortable with collars!)...

I was wondering -- why not send a few of them to Karoo National Park, where the to-be-introduced lions will keep their numbers down? And send a few more to Addo Main Game Viewing area -- last year they had to cull a few hundred warthog there due to overpopulation -- let the cheetahs help them! The lions and hyenas can also help to keep cheetah numbers in check, and the whole system will be more balanced...and don't say Addo bush is too thick -- the elephant have thinned it out a lot around the Woodlands area up to Carol's Rest. Same for the area around Hapoor. Plenty of open fields further south too. Just dreaming!
Hopefully I can see these young lions in December!

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 Post subject: Family Cottages in MZNP
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Hullo all- we are planning a trip, just a night or two, (our first) to MZNP, hopefully in July. Do the family cottages all have indoor fireplaces as in the photos? Are the kitchens stocked with utensils? Is there a park shop and how well stocked are they? Can anyone suggest what number cottage would be the best to go for if we had a choice? Thank you :D

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 Post subject: Re: Family Cottages in MZNP
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Hi Carolynn

We have stayed in 8 & 9 on a few occasions. Both were identical and had fireplaces. I suggest you take dry wood with because the wood bought from the shop there is very wet and you'll go through a whole box of blitz before the wood catches... :x

Kitchens are very neat and fully stocked with all you need. I hear that the best views are from cottage 18 to 20.

The shop has basic foods if you need but don't rely on buying whatever you need from there. They have more curios etc than foodstuff.

Enjoy the park.... it is a great place. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Family Cottages in MZNP
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Yes, all the family cottages have fireplaces.

There is a Spar supermarket in the nearby town of Cradock for all your grocery needs. There is also a restuarant at the Park if you want to eat out.

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 Post subject: Re: Family Cottages in MZNP
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justbeen there. i agree with bartman. cottages are fully equipped. shop is basic, but cradock is very close.

go for it and enjoy the fun this park has to offer

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Does the Restaurant Jabulani opens at the 24.12.2010?
Greetings.


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